My Favorite “Trails to Trudge”… so far

Two years ago I dropped everything and went on a road trip that would change my life... One year ago I started this blog as a way to share that experience with the world... The lust to wander and live the life that I've chosen has only increased since then as I've traveled up, down … Continue reading My Favorite “Trails to Trudge”… so far

Trails to Trudge: From Salton Sea to Salvation Mountain to Tyrannosaurus Teeth

After Tyler and I conquered Ladder Canyon (see last post), our plan was to head to Salton Sea and Bombay beach as a nice reprieve after the tough hike.  Ladder Canyon is on the Northern end of the Salton Sea and Bombay Beach is less than an hour away (about 30 miles) right in the … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: From Salton Sea to Salvation Mountain to Tyrannosaurus Teeth

Trails to Trudge: Fox Canyon Trail, Ojai

Fox Canyon Trail Length: 2.8 miles Terrain: hard packed dirt trail with a steady incline; moderate difficulty Payoff: beautiful views of the city of Ojai Fox Canyon Trail is a very straightforward, moderately difficult trail to trudge.  I was visiting one of my best friends in the city of Ojai and he mentioned hiking in the Valley View … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Fox Canyon Trail, Ojai

Trails to Trudge: Trona Pinnacles

Trona Pinnacles Length: undetermined/at your leisure Terrain: hot, dry, desert.  Please note: Very rocky and tumultuous road going into the pinnacles where a high clearance vehicle is recommended but not necessarily needed. Payoff: Gorgeous and unique "pinnacles" shooting out from the desert floor hundreds of feet in the air. The Trona Pinnacles are without a doubt one of … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Trona Pinnacles

Trails to Trudge: Red Rock Canyon State Park

       The drive up to Red Rock Canyon State Park (CA) is breathtaking.  Nestled off the 14 freeway in between the southernmost section of the Sierras and the northernmost section of the Mojave Desert; you get the best of both worlds as desert and mountains converge into one unbelievable area. As you crawl … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Red Rock Canyon State Park

Trails to Trudge: Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere length: 9 miles, out and back terrain: well-maintained trail, multiple river crossings and a rocky landscape. payoff: fun, challenging trail that ends with a unique bridge in the middle of nowhere Bridge to Nowhere is one of the more interesting hikes you can do in Southern California.  It offers multiple types of terrain as … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Bridge to Nowhere